Are you intrigued by some of the art and how it is created? Maybe you have an idea of your own that you think you might like to try…. or perhaps you are just curious. A needle felting class might be something you might like to try. Please check the schedule and the locations below and see if a class might work for you. We tend to have alot of fun in class and sometimes students see projects go in directions they never thought possible. Many of the students feel that they are not all that artistic, but no one said you had to be ….just come and enjoy learning needle felting and enjoy the camaraderie. Hope to see you soon!!!
Schedule Of Needle Felting Classes
I am constantly adding new classes. Checkout my current list of classes below to see which of our classes interest you.
Klay Hawk Studio (New Location)
The Kitchen Witch Doll Class
We all need one of these in our kitchen. In case you are not familiar with Kitchen Witches here is a description from one website …
“A Kitchen Witch Doll is a tradition that originated in Eastern Europe. The doll or poppet is a somewhat stereotypical crone, often overweight with a ridiculously large nose riding on a broom, though variations do exist. The broom may be replaced by a wooden spoon, a whisk or some other kitchen implement. The appearance of the witch varies as well. Sometimes she is quite sexy.
It is considered good luck for both the giver and the receiver of a Kitchen Witch Doll when it is given away as a gift. Her presence in the kitchen is said to bring good luck and to prevent kitchen disasters, such as burnt food and pots boiling over as well as to inspire creativity in the cook. She also protects the household from negative energies that may be directed at them by other people.“
( http://www.witchipedia.com/def:kitchen-witch )
Anyway, I think it will be fun to focus on the character and use some imagination to make each witch special. Google “kitchen witches” and get some ideas… we will be using a wire armature, sculpt a head, and costume using whatever you would like …perhaps some favorite fabric to drape over the armature. We will not be worrying so much about the body as it will be covered. I think we will have some wild witches (of the good sort!!), and also some interesting versions of the “broomstick”. Check out some old unused kitchen utensils for inspiration!!
Friday June 22nd & 23rd 11 – 3pm each day
Cost of Class $75
Shadow Box Class
Another new subject to explore! We are going to take our fiber painting techniques and extend them a bit. Using a “shadow box” (a deep frame that you would use to hang something 3 dimensional ). The background will be a felt painting, and in the foreground an aspect of our painting will be in front of the painting – sculpted and maybe even using some mixed media ideas. You will need to bring a shadowbox frame for class (I suggest sticking to an 8 x 10 or perhaps 9 x 12, but if you have a different size in mind , please let me know as the prefelts are usually 9 x 12, but sometimes I can cut to order), and make sure that your ideas will fit into your frame. Any questions, let me know.
Friday and Saturday July 20th & 21st 11am – 3pm each day
Cost of class $75 ( add $4 if you need to purchase prefelt from me)
Stab & Gab is the same schedule as The Kntting Diva was – (different place) at my studio at my home in Candler. The second Thursday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. Being there once a month will give everyone access to fiber, supplies, etc., also. The address is 18 Carolyn Dr. in Candler. Your GPS will get you there, I am about 3 miles from Smokey Park Hwy. The cost stays the same $10 per session
To Register for classes at this location, you need to contact me directly – I will be keeping all the lists for the classes at this location contact me at Irene@ireneheckel.com or call me at 516-527-4633. Classes must be paid for in advance, check, cash or credit card (Visa/MC only).
Payment can be mailed to:
Irene Heckel Originals
18 Carolyn Dr.
Candler NC 28715
If for some reason you have paid for class and cannot attend, I will gladly move you to another class of your choice. Contact me if any questions or you need to make other payment arrangements and I will do what I can.
Klay Hawk Studio
41 Hawkins Dr.
Leicester, NC 28748
contact Irene Heckel-Volpe 516-527-4633
The Wool Room
Below is the current class schedule:
It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!!
We finally concentrate on the “critters” that we like the best (according to most of our people). Create a dog or cat – whether it looks like yours or not…sure to make you smile! Remember this is a one day class so please make sure that your cat or dog pose is not too complicated so we can get it finished in one day.
June 30th 10am – 3pm
The Kitchen Witch Doll Class (2 Day Class – see below)
We all need one of these in our kitchen. (See description in Klay Hawk schedule). Anyway, I think it will be fun to focus on the character and use some imagination to make each witch special. Google “kitchen witches” and get some ideas… we will be using a wire armature, sculpt a head, and costume using whatever you would like …perhaps some favorite fabric to drape over the armature. We will not be worrying so much about the body as it will be covered. I think we will have some wild witches (of the good sort!!), and also some interesting versions of the “broomstick”. Check out some old unused kitchen utensils for inspiration!!
Part 1 Class – Saturday July 28th
Part 2 class Saturday August 11th 10 – 3pm each day (Must register for both classes!)
“Stab & Gab” -While not a workshop or class it is a great way to get extra help to start or finish a project with fellow needle felters. At this location it is the 1st Friday of each month from 6pm – 8pm and the cost is $10. I know that I do not require registration for Stab & Gab, but if possible , please let myself or Mary Jo know if you can or can’t make it. I travel about 35 minutes to get there, and Mary Jo re-opens her store to let us use it for our session and there have been some Fridays that no one came. I would like to avoid the trip if this is the case and I am sure that Mary Jo would also appreciate it also. I love Stab & Gab, and this is not always the case, but I am asking that you please consider letting us know….thanks in advance for understanding!!
To register for class , please call The Wool Room directly.
The Wool Room
630 Boxcar St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Classes At Other Locations
I occasionally am invited to teach workshops at other locations or for special events. See below for details.
New Schedule Coming Soon ….Stay tuned!
Private classes are available in my studio. Please contact me for more information. ($25/hr)